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Some may say that when it comes to make-up, there are no rules. I have to..half agree. Yes it’s great to be creative and have a blast, but if you don’t have a basic understanding of a few principles it can make it a little bit harder. Whether it be tools, technique or theory – there is a lot to be learned and when you’ve solidified a good foundation you can have even more fun! Here are five make-up tips that I believe everyone should know. They’re essential!

1. Follow your natural contours – your face is your BEST guide

When make-up artists come straight out of school, one thing I notice is that they always follow the template that they learned at school no matter what eye shape they’re working on. And that’s not a good at all. Similarly, you can’t believe that all shapes of faces were created equal. The best trick is to follow your natural contours. Take a moment and feel where your face shape is – where your eye pops out of the socket (that’s the crease) or where your cheeks sink in (that’s where you contour). Every face is different and to be honest when you’re doing make-up, the face is the best guide. For me, I use it as a map and when I do, I can basically enhance the features that are already there. It’s my make-up secret. I observe where the eye folds in and gradually add shadow to it and I observe where light hits the face and where shadow forms to create a look that suits the person I’m doing make-up on to a T.

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Lancôme launches a new mascara today – the Lancôme Grandiôse Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara! I was given this mascara to review pre-launch and I only had time to do it today so I thought I would instead voice out my honest first impressions of it. This mascara is where  Lancôme really bends rules because there’s a unique twist to it.

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If you haven’t heard of this mascara yet, the Lancôme Grandiôse Wide Angle Fan Effect Mascara boasts the ability to do all three most prized effects – lengthen, curl and volumize. Lancôme has come up with the 1st patent pending “Swan Neck” wand that helps to access all lashes from corner to corner, offers full lash coverage from root to tip and produces an evenly fanned out lash fringe. The formula of the mascara is also innovative in that it is enriched with Lancôme’s exclusive Native Rose-Cell Extract.

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Everyone’s favourite fragrance is a little different. Maybe we’re into a solid musk or perhaps a fruity citrus. Whatever it is, one things for sure is that smells remind us of stuff – memories, feelings and emotions. For me, I love scents that wrap me up in a fuzzy warm blanket – they’re soft, feminine and comfortable. They’re complex enough to require a minute of thought but simple enough to warrant everyday wear.

My scent of the moment is the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet EDP. I love this so much. It’s such a versatile and feminine scent that is light and heavy enough. I can wear it to lunch or dinner and it’s a classic fragrance people for sure turn heads to. The perfume actually celebrates Dior’s love for flowers (and mine too!) with a soft composition of Sicilian Mandarin Essence and Rose Essence on a velvety White Musk base. Christian Dior himself has said that he “created Miss Dior so I could see my dresses float out of the bottle one after another, dressing women in a trail of desire,”.

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Today I thought I might share with you how I take my pictures of make-up for instagram! If you haven’t followed me yet, you totally should @roseannetangrs :D Of course what you think are the best make-up pictures is totally subjective – but I do get a good amount of compliments and questions on how I take them which is why I thought I would do this post showing you how! I actually do put a lot of effort into my pictures even though it takes you two seconds for you to scroll through them and I have a series of tips and tricks on how I get my favourite make-up products camera ready.

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I am attracted to Sephora like bees to honey. It is probably my favourite store, ever. My boyfriend literally has to steer me away from that store and I’m sure you all feel the same way! Although Sephora brand products are not the first thing I choose to look at, I always do notice how innovative they are in their products. They are extremely on trend, probably much faster than other brands and they’ve got an extensive range. Whereas other brands have their regular mascaras, Sephora launches a split mascara wand that hugs the bottom and top of your lashes. Similarly, now they’ve taken another step for innovation and have launched new nail polish removers for two problems that we always face – removing polish off our feet and removing glitter nail polish! In this post, I thought I’d do a review on both.

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I had a friend who used to be crazy about a certain guy that she liked so much. She’d go the moon and back and do everything for this guy. He never really cared to be honest and sometimes he’d only want to see her at night. She’d worry constantly about him and she couldn’t stop talking about him. Then one day, she was telling me that she saw him with someone else and she was so upset. She said “Am I not good enough for him?” and then I asked her “Is he even..good enough..for you?”

I’m sure too often than not we find ourselves wondering – am I good enough? How come he hasn’t texted me back? Why doesn’t he like me? Perhaps a friend of yours is talking behind your back but you can’t bear to lose the friendship. You constantly catch yourself saying – “Is it because I’m not good enough for them? Is it me?” If this is you, sometimes we gotta look at things a little differently and turn the tables to say – “hey, wait a minute, wait a frickin’ minute, is this person even good enough for….. me?

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